PHOTO: B Johnson had this pen of Angus steers that topped the WVLX Prime Market today when JM Ellis & Co sold the pen for 470c/kg, with 2 making $1892ph and the other 3 returning $1661ph.

Total Yarding: 1,206

Agents yarded just under 1,220 cattle at the WVLX Prime Market in Mortlake today. The quality was mixed and plainer than the previous weeks offering. There were however, some very good vealers on offer for buyers. Grown steers were dominated by manufacturing types. The yarding comprised of 200 grown steers and heifers, 490 trade, 515 cows and grown bulls. All regular processors were in attendance and not all were fully active in a softer market.

Grown steers and heifers were softer by 20c/kg, good trade cattle were slightly softer, however the plainer end was considerably cheaper. Manufacturing types held firm and most of the cows were 10c to 15c/kg softer over all categories. The pick of the vealers made between 405 and 470c/kg. Yearling steers and heifers from 364 to 450c/kg and grown steers and heifers topped at 385c/kg.

Good heavy beef cows sold from 280 to 310c/kg with medium weights 240 to 275c/kg. Well covered dairy cows sold from 234 to 280c/kg and bulls topped at 245c/kg.

Market Report: Reproduced courtesy of Meat & Livestock Australia Limited. Click HERE for full WVLX market report.